Hi Crafty Folks.
I hope that you have been having some fun and crafty times!
Today I’m going to share an altered art project using a plain, wooden house that you assemble yourself. The product is made by docrafts and is a 3D decoration. Now, I forgot to take a before picture of what the flat pack house looked like so I have photographed other houses from the collection:
The one I picked for this project is the tall, town house 3D decoration.
Here is the how to:
I primed the house panels by painting them all on both sides, two layers, with Black Gesso. You could also use acrylic paints for this – I just used what I had 🙂 :
I then decided to add a touch of something special – I decided to heat emboss all the panels. For the sides of the house I used a large, music note stamp and Ranger Platinum embossing powder:
For the roof I used a white embossing powder and a scalloped border stamp:
I chose this border for two reasons: firstly the scallops emulate roof tiles and secondly the dots make me think of a snowy night.
Before I assembled the house together, I backed the front and back panels with white vellum. (You may know where I’m going with this now…).
Once I’d added the vellum and let the panels dry, I put the house together:
This house is now, almost, ready to be used as a Halloween decoration. I lightly sanded the tabs on one of the roof panels to make it easy to take off and add back on. The reason for this is so I can add a battery operated tea-light – remember battery operated NOT a candle.
Lit via a battery operated tea light.
With the tea light turned on the vellum glows and you have a spooky house!
Battery operated fairy lights would also look great – especially in different colours. If you only have the battery tea lights available, you could either colour the vellum with markers or even use coloured tissue paper.
Lit with tiny purple, battery operated fairr lights.
Lit with tiny green fairy lights – battery operated of course 🙂
I do plan on creating more of these and I am thinking of adding a few bats and even tiny ghosts to the overall effect.
Thank you for stopping by today folks,
Take Care and Happy Crafting!